Re: Beaver Population Experience
All depends on the location.
If it's a beaver swamp / pond, you have to have fresh sign otherwise don't bother.
If it's a river or stream, fresh sign is important, but you can also catch traveling or dispersing beavers looking for a place to set up a new home. Might not be any fresh sign around at all. My dad usually gets a few this way back home when there's not sign to speak of but we know they travel the waterway.
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